'''Secret Chiefs 3''' (or '''SC3''') is an avant-garde group led by guitarist/composer Trey Spruance
(formerly of Mr. Bungle
and Faith No More
). Their studio recordings and tours have featured different line-ups, as the group performs a wide range of musical styles, mostly instrumental, including surf rock
, Persian traditional music|Persian
, Arab music|Arab
, Music of India|Indian
, death metal
, film music
, electronic music
, and various others.
The band's name was inspired by the "Secret Chiefs
" said to inspire and guide various esoteric and mystical groups, and is a reflection of Spruance's interest in such philosophies.